With Apple introducing Force Touch to a handful of their latest devices (mostly mouse and touch-pad based, and the Apple Watch), the rumour mill is circulating, and has been for some time, that the new iPhone will come with Force Touch built into its display.
For those who don’t know, Force Touch adds a level of pressure sensitivity to the device, allowing for certain actions to be performed such as the user scrolling faster as a press becomes stronger, among other things.
On the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus however, the technology is going to be much greater. Rumoured to be used within the screen of the new devices, like with the Apple Watch, the Force Touch technology will be more advanced, with the pressure sensitive screen being touted as a “3D Touch Display.”
The reason for this name is because it apparently has three levels of pressure available for different functions, a tap, a press, and a deeper press, offering different actions in iOS 9 and its apps. This will most likely be shortcuts allowing for certain levels of pressure to open certain apps, like the camera, the dialler, and more.
This feature will apparently be available as soon as the device launches, but developers will need to play catch-up in order to have their apps work with this feature – provided Apple releases the API for the function.
Apparently, the iPad Pro is also set to be unveiled too, that’ll also come with this new technology, and will work with a stylus, likely offering pressure-sensitive drawing capabilities, something I’m sure many artistic users will adore.
Apple is set to announce their latest devices on September 9. Stay tuned to n3rdabl3 for more info as it comes.